Campgrounds at National Parks in Colorado tend to fill up quickly, so it’s always best to book your trip sooner than later. Here are a few great options for places to spend the night for cheap near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Author’s Note: It’s highly recommended to make reservations for campsites around Colorado. Reservations are required at State Parks and in some other areas around the state.
Piñon Flats Campground (Photo) Credit Patrick Myers, National Park Service
Zapata Falls Campground (Photo) Credit yoderphoto
Grand Lake Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (Photo) Credit daveynin (flickr)
Estes Park, Colorado (Photo) Credit benedek (iStock)
East Portal Estes Park (Photo) Credit Mark Collins (flickr)
Mancos State Park (Photo) Credit McGhiever (Wikimedia Commons)
Mesa Verde National Park - Wetherill Mesa (Photo) Credit scgerding (iStock)
Mesa Verde National Park (Photo) Credit National Park Service
Black Canyon of the Gunnison (Photo) Credit tonda (iStock)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park cont. (Photo) Credit: Mobilus In Mobili (Flickr)
Aspen Campground (Photo) Credit Tony Webster (flickr)
Camping Road Trip Map Credit: @2021 Google Maps
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.